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Mukonoso last won the day on February 20 2014

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About Mukonoso

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    Louisville, KY
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    Japan, geocaching, hiking, camping, Pathfinder RPG, reading, writing


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  1. Mukonoso

    Naruto beya visit

    Wow, fast! Thank you!
  2. Mukonoso

    Naruto beya visit

    I visited Japan for a few weeks back in April (2023) and during a day trip in Tokyo (while backpacking around the country with a JR pass) I managed to squeeze in a walk by Naruto beya when going between Asakusa and the Skytree. I was lucky enough to encounter these young gentlemen doing some chores outside and they were gracious enough to allow a photo. Does anyone here recognize them? I meant to ask their names but then got distracted when my wife who met me in Tokyo for the day asked if the Oyakata was around as well (he was busy with a guest). Normally I pick up a copy of the Sumo Directory but my last volume is from 2017 and I forgot to pick one up this year. Thanks in advance.
  3. Mukonoso

    High flying rikishi

    Sorry, there are just too many threads here for me to follow them all.
  4. Mukonoso

    High flying rikishi

    Not sure what is going on here, but I guess they're just having fun at the beach.
  5. Mukonoso

    Anime, manga & video games

    Any other otaku types here? Fans of anime, manga or video games? Fans of tabletop rpg such as Pathfinder or Dungeons & Dragons?
  6. Mukonoso

    Chiyonofuji passing

    Very sad. My wife Keiko thought he was very handsome when she was a teenager. 2016 certainly sucks in many respects.
  7. What has happened to Osuunarashi?
  8. Mukonoso

    Sumo for kids Not sure if this will work, but those with access to Facebook may be able to see some photos taken by a friend of mine during a kids sumo tournament in Itami City back in May. I'll look for a way to post individual pics. Where is a good place to host?
  9. Mukonoso

    RIP Muhammad Ali

    He's from my home town of Louisville, Kentucky. I'm still debating if I can brave the crowds downtown to see the funeral procession on Friday.
  10. Mukonoso

    Your computer room?

    I'm a recovering hoarder (father and one sister are worse than me though). I started to get over it thanks to Marie Kondo's book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing" (aka the KonMari Method). Hold every item and ask if it brings you joy. If not, then thank it for its service and donate or trash it. So far I've made it through the clothing section and gotten rid of about 3/4 of my wardrobe. Working on selling off many books from my humongous collection. Keeping only the RPGs I definitely want to play again, my WW2 photo histories and the fantasy novels I reread regularly. Paperwork shouldn't be a problem except for my wife not having time to sit with me and go through what she needs to keep, though my personal rule of thumb is anything over three years old is "shred"
  11. Mukonoso

    Your computer room?

    My man cave (aka den) contains a kotatsu, futon, bean bag chair, two TV and my legacy game console collection all the way back to Atari 2600. Also a large bookshelf with my RPG book collection and a large collection of WW2 photo books including several I picked up from Japan showing their images from the period.
  12. Mukonoso

    Haru 2016 Videos- Days 1-15

    Thanks for the videos everyone. You're keeping a poor country bumpkin in Kentucky current on his favorite sport in the midst of the March Madness madness. Can't wait for college basketball to be over and done with. Next is the Kentucky Derby. BTW, I haven't noticed the Olympic Oji-san in Osaka yet. I hope he's okay.
  13. It'll turn out later on that the whole dice thing was just some rikishi playing Dungeons & Dragons. The informant was just mad that his dwarf assassin rolled a 1 and died of food poisoning at the inn.